Mille Feuilles Crepe Cake | Mil Hojas Torta de Panqueques

Cliquea acá para la receta en español The Decree of July 2016, made after the Battle of the Hot Kitchen, changed my life forever. You see, the other day, I thought it would be nice to bake something for my husband. Of course, I chose one of the hottest days of the year to do…

Cherry Clafoutis | Clafoutis de Cereza

Cherry clafoutis is one of my favorite summertime breakfasts. This traditional French pastry can be made with summer stone fruits; think apricot, plums, peaches, and of course, cherries. If you’ve never had one, you’ll find that its texture lies somewhere between a crepe and a Dutch baby. It’s sweet, but not too much so, making it the perfect companion to a foamy latte and a warm summer morning.

Places to Eat Sweets: Mar del Plata, Argentina

A few months ago, I visited Mar del Plata with some friends over a long holiday weekend. Mar del Plata is about 5 hours south of Buenos Aires and located along the Atlantic Coast, which means that it’s a quite popular destination in summer when you want to escape the heat and head to the…

Everything Bagels

Finding a good bagel when living abroad can be a difficult thing. It’s important to understand that a bagel is more than just a roll with a hole. It’s a entirely different category of bready goodness, characterized first by its stiff, high-gluten dough and secondly, by its double-cooking process. First boiled, which gives them that…

Cookbook Review: “Sabores del Sudeste Asiático” by Christina Sunae

Reading is one of my favorite pastimes. And reading cookbooks, well, I like that even more. Long before I started cooking I read cookbooks. My favorite was my mom’s gigantic red and white checkered Betty Crocker Cookbook. I couldn’t actually use this oven by myself, but I’d read every recipe in that book, going over…

Strawberry, Passion Fruit and White Chocolate…COOKIES!

Recently, we said goodbye to the last passion fruits of the season and welcomed in the season’s new star: strawberries. To honor them both, I whipped up some of my favorite cookies. Sugary, chewy and versatile: you can adapt these cookies to your seasonal needs. I chose white chocolate and dried strawberries. And what the…

Passion Fruit Quick Bread with Zesty Icing

I’ve been quite obsessed with passion fruit lately, or as it’s known around these parts: maracuya. In these last few weeks, I’ve played around with tarts, cakes, cookies and juices – trying to find the perfect outlet for maracuya’s bright, exotic flavors. And this bread really hits the nail on the head. Tender, buttery, soft and with…